Farmers’ Almanac says sorry about the rain

The Associated Press
Posted July 09, 2009, at 10:12 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Sometimes, it hurts to be right.

The editor of the Farmers’ Almanac is apologizing — a lot — for accurately predicting a wet summer in the Northeast.

Peter Geiger says June’s temperatures were cooler than he expected, but the rest of the forecast was, unfortunately, pretty accurate. The almanac called for lots of showers, storms clouds and rain over all of New England throughout that month.

Lewiston’s Sun Journal newspaper says the almanac’s forecast for July and August shows scattered showers, lightning, thunderstorms, wind and rain. And September is equally sketchy. The almanac says it’s set to begin with “record-low temperatures.” printed on August 22, 2017